7 civilians injured in Jammu shelling

Jammu, Oct 27 (IANS) Seven civilians were injured in heavy shelling between Indian and Pakistani troops on Thursday in Jammu district’s R.S.Pura sector of the International Border (IB).

“Seven persons including five women belonging to two families of Goparbasti village of R.S.Pura sector were injured overnight as Pakistan Rangers targeted civilian areas,” the police said.

Intermittent shelling and firing exchanges were still continuing in the sector that started late Wednesday night.

“After Pakistan Rangers used 82 mm mortar shells to target civil and Border Security Forces (BSF) facilities in R.S.Pura, the BSF retaliated effectively using same calibre weapons,” police sources added.

“Shelling and firing exchanges took place in Korotana Kurd, Bidipur, Jattan, Abdullian, Chandu Chak, Shamka and Hansu Chak areas.”

–IANS

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